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Seasonal Day Use Vehicle Permits

A Seasonal Day Use Vehicle Permit is a great way to save money and enjoy provincial parks.

What you get

  • Unlimited daily vehicle entry at over 100 operating provincial parks for the duration of your permit.
  • Daily park entry for one vehicle plus all its passengers.
  • The opportunity to visit your favourite park regularly throughout the season or to explore parks across Ontario.

Which permit is right for you?

Note: A Seasonal Daily Vehicle Permit does not guarantee park entry. Park capacity limitations will apply.

Ontario Parks will be offering free weekday day use visits Monday to Thursday from May 1 to September 2, 2021. Note that you will still require a permit to visit parks on Fridays and on weekends.

Ontario Parks is extending the expiry date of the following permits for one year:

  • The 2021 Annual and Commercial Daily Vehicle Permit expiry date will be extended from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022.
  • The 2021 Summer Daily Vehicle Permit will now be valid April 1 to November 30, 2021 and April 1 to November 30, 2022.

For customers with a 2020-21 Annual Permit, this is valid until December 31, 2021. You do not need to purchase a new permit for the 2021 season.

No action is required on your part. This expiry extension will be applied automatically.

If you wish to return your 2021 seasonal permit and receive a full refund, you may send a request to Ontario Parks until June 30, 2021.

You can return your permit in-person at a park office, once open, or by mail. If you are returning your permit by mail, please follow the instructions for submitting a refund request form and mail your seasonal permit and the completed refund request form to:

Ontario Parks Revenue Administration Office
Refund Request
P.O. Box 2178
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 6S1

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to process the refund.

Annual day use vehicle permit

This is our best value permit.

Explore provincial parks for an entire year (January 1 to December 31).
Visit 5 or more times a year and it pays back. Go for a hike, to the beach, for a picnic, drop a fishing line and so much more.
If you are a private individual or family, this pass is for you.

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Summer day use vehicle permit

Similar to the annual permit, valid from April 1 to November 30.

winter day

Winter day use vehicle permit

Do you love to be outdoors when the snow flies? Then this is your pass. Valid for day use from December 1 until March 31.

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Commercial day use vehicle permit

Are you a business located near a provincial park? Here is a permit that you can loan out and share with your visitors. They’ll welcome the added park perk! (January 1 to December 31)

Buy Online Now or you can purchase in-person at a park during park operating season.

New for 2021

Participating libraries across Ontario will begin to loan Seasonal Day Use Permits to Ontario Parks, free of charge.

List of participating libraries.

Library Name City
Addington Highlands Public Library Flinton
Admaston/Bromley Public Library Douglas
Ajax Public Library Ajax
Alnwick/Haldimand Public Library Grafton
Arnprior Public Library Arnprior
Atikokan Public Library Atikokan
Aurora Public Library Aurora
Bancroft Public Library Bancroft
Barrie Public Library Barrie
Beausoleil First Nation Public Library Christian Island
Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery Belleville
Bibliothèque publique de Hawkesbury Hawkesbury
Bibliothèque publique de Hearst Hearst
Bibliothèque publique de Mattice-Val Côté Public Library Mattice
Bibliothèque publique du canton de Russell / Township of Russell Public Library Russell
Bibliothèques publiques du canton d'Alfred et Plantagenet Lefaivre
Billings Township Public Library Kagawong
Blind River Public Library Blind River
Bonfield Public Library Bonfield
Bonnechere Union Public Library Eganville
Bracebridge Public Library Bracebridge
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Bradford
Brampton Library Brampton
Brantford Public Library Brantford
Brighton Public Library Brighton
Brock Township Public Library Beaverton
Brockville Public Library Brockville
Bruce County Public Library Port Elgin
Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library Bruce Mines
Burlington Public Library Burlington
Caledon Public LIbrary Bolton
Callander Public Library Callander
Carleton Place Public LIbrary Carleton Place
Carlow/Mayo Public Library Bancroft
Cavan Monaghan Libraries Millbrook
Centre Hastings Public Library (aka Madoc Public Library) Madoc
Champlain Township Public Library Vankleek HIll
Chatham-Kent Public Library Chatham
Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Public Library Kettle and Stony Point
Chippewas of Nawash NEYAASHIINIGMIING
Clarence-Rockland Public Library Rockland
Clarington Public Library Newcastle
Clearview Public Library Stayner
Cobalt Public Library Cobalt
Cobourg Public Library Cobourg
Cornwall Public Library Cornwall
County of Brant Public Library Paris
County of Lennox & Addington Libraries Napanee
County of Prince Edward Public Library Picton
Cramahe Township Public Library (2 branches) Colborne
Deep River Public Library Deep River
Deseronto Public Library Deseronto
Douro-Dummer Public Library Douro-Dummer
Dryden Public Library Dryden
Ear Falls Public Library Ear Falls
East Gwillimbury Public Library Holland Landing
Edwardsburgh Cardinal Public Library Cardinal
Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit Library Thamesville
Elgin County Library St. Thomas
Emo Township Public Library Emo
Englehart Public Library Englehart
Essa Public Library Angus
Fort Erie Public Library Fort Erie
Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre Fort Frances
Front of Yonge Township Public Library Mallorytown
Grand Valley Public Library Grand Valley
Gravenhurst Public Library Gravenhurst
Greater Madawaska Public Library and Learning Centre Calabogie
Greater Sudbury Public Library Sudbury
Greenstone Public Library Geradlton
Grey Highlands Public Library Flesherton
Grimsby Public Library Grimsby
Guelph Public Library Guelph
Haldimand County Public Library Cayuga
Haliburton County Public Library Haliburton
Halton Hills Public Library Georgetown
Hamilton Public Library Hamilton
Hanover Public Library Hanover
Hastings Highlands Public Library Maynooth
Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township Public Library Havelock
Hilton Union Public Library Hilton Beach
Hornepayne Public Library Hornepayne
Huntsville Public Library Huntsville
Huron County Library Clinton
Idea Exchange Cambridge Cambridge
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library Innisfil
James Township Public Library Elk Lake
Kapuskasing Public Library Kapuskasing
Kawartha Lakes Public Library Lindsay
Kenora Public Library Kenora
Killaloe & District Public Library Killaloe
King Township Public Library King City
Kingston Frontenac Public Library Kingston
Kitchener Public Library Kitchener
Lake of Bays Public Library Dwight
Lambton County Library Wyoming
Lanark Highlands Public Library Lanark
Larder Lake Public Library Larder Lake
Laurentian Hills Deep River
Lincoln Public Library Beamsville
London Public Library London
Madawaska Valley Public Library Barry's Bay
Magnetawan Public Library Magnetawan
Manitouwadge Public Library Manitouwadge
Marathon Public Library Marathon
Markham Public Library Markham
Markstay-Warren Public Library Warren
Marmora & Lake Public Library Marmora
Merrickville Public Library Merrickville
Middlesex County Library Strathroy
Midland Public Library Midland
Milton Public Library Milton
Mississauga Library Mississauga
Mississippi Mills Public Library Almonte
Moonbeam Public Library Moonbeam
Muskoka Lakes Public Library Port Carling
Nation Municipality Public Library St Isidore
New Tecumseth Public Library Alliston
Newmarket Public Library Newmarket
Niagara Falls Public Library Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Niagara-on-the-Lake
Nipigon Public Library Nipigon
Norfolk Country Public Library Simcoe
North Bay Public Library North Bay
North Kawartha Public Library Apsley
Oakville Public Library Oakville
oliver paipoonge public library Rosslyn
Orangeville Public Library Orangeville
Orillia Public Library Orillia
Ottawa Public Library Ottawa
Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library Owen Sound
Oxford County Library Woodstock
Parry Sound Public Library Parry Sound
Pelham Public Library Fonthill
Pembroke Public Library Pembroke
Penetanguishene Public Library Penetanguishene
Perry Township Public Library EMSDALE
Perth and District Union Public Library Perth
Perth East Public Library Milverton
Petawawa Public Library Petawawa
Peterborough Public Library Peterborough
Port Hope Public Library Port Hope
Powassan & District Union Public Library Powassan
Prescott Public Library Prescott
Quinte West Public Library Trenton
Rainy River Public Library Rainy River
Ramara Township Public Library Brechin
Red Lake Public Library Red Lake
Region of Waterloo Library Baden
Renfrew Public Library Renfrew
Richmond Hill Public Library Richmond Hill
Rideau Lakes Public Library Elgin
Sagamok Public Library Sagamok
Saugeen First Nation Public Library Southampton
Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Sault. Ste. Marie
Schreiber Public Library Schreiber
Scugog Memorial Public Library Port Perry
SDG Library Cornwall
Selwyn Public Library Bridgenorth
Shelburne Public Library Shelburne
Six Nations Public Library Ohsweken
Smiths Falls Public Library Smiths Falls
South River-Machar Union Public Library South River
Southgate Public Library Dundalk
Spanish Public Library Spanish
Springwater Public Library Elmvle
St-Charles Public Library St-Charles
St. Catharines Public Library St. Catharines
St. Marys Public Library St. Marys
St. Thomas Public Library St. Thomas
Stirling-Rawdon Public Library Stirling
Stratford Public Library Stratford
Sundridge-Strong Union Public Library Sundridge
Tay Township Public Library Victoria Harbour
Teck Centennial Public Library Kirkland Lake
Temagami Public Library Temagami
Temiskaming Shores Public Library Temiskaming Shores
Terrace Bay Public Library Terrace Bay
Thessalon First Nation Public Library Thessalon
Thorold Public Library Thorold
Thunder Bay Public Library Thunder Bay
Timmins Public Library Timmins
Township of Athens Public Library Athens
Township of South Algonquin Public Library Whitney
Trent Hills Public Library Warkworth
Trent Lakes Public Library Buckhorn
Tudor and Cashel Public Library Gilmour
Tweed Public Library Tweed
Tyendinaga Township Public Library Shannonville
Vaughan Public Libraries Vaughan
Wainfleet Township Public Library Wainfleet
Wasaga Beach Public Library Wasaga Beach
Welland Public Library Welland
Wellington County Library Fergus
West Grey Public Library Durham
West Lincoln Public Library Smithville
West Nipissing Public Library Sturgeon Falls
Westport Public Library Westport
Whitby Public Library Whitby
Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library Stouffville
White River Public Librarty White River
Whitestone Public Library Dunchurch
Whitewater Region Public Library Foresters Falls
Windsor Public Library Windsor
Wollaston Public Library Coe Hill
Woodstock Public Library Woodstock